maurits wrote:I agree that it is hardly radical. Most of the makeover is paving and even though that will be an improvement, I am not holding my breath for 'the reveal'. After all, the problem with the most southern part of Tower Bridge Road is not the pavement, but a large number of empty shops, derelict bits and, most importantly, the lack of a destination. There just isn't enough reason to walk there or to the Bricklayers Arms.
I think the road could benefit from an additional crossing in between the roundabout and Rothsay Street. Many people cross the street here, to get to the busstop in front of the church.
That said, I do welcome the improvements and am looking forward to it.
Guy's street wrote:I agree completely.
What they could do is narrow the carriageway a bit. Certainly heading north it seems that traffic seems to assume it's a dual carriageway until it narrows and then does segregate into lane at the Grange Road/Bermondsey Street junction.
Narrow it so that the single lane is clear, and either use the space to increase the pavement or add a segregated cycle lane to a road that experiences a lot of cycle traffic.
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